Tax Complexity in Brazil

Emerging markets are top targets for multinational companies when it comes to expansion plans. According to the TMF report, there are three key factors that have increased the complexity in Brazil. read more

Just Google it

Google’s significant global presence leads to the company’s constant quest, just like many multinational groups, to escape taxation. read more

Brazil Changes its Migration Laws

The Migration Law in Brazil was approved by president Michel Temer this past May 24th, replacing highly restrictive laws, implemented in Brazil in 1980, named Alien Statute. read more

U.S. Olympians – Winning in Rio but losing on taxes!

The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to an end. Now that the medals are home and the athletes are basking in the glory of their wins, some unforeseen expenses are being put on American Olympians. Behind the coordinated uniforms and the tough athlete demeanor comes a sour...

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Estate Planning for Digital Assets

In our digital age, most of us are connected in many ways to the worldwide web to conduct business or to interact with our family and friends around the world. Our online presence has become a vital part of our daily lives, and the amount of personal information...

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The Legitimacy of Offshore Companies

In light of the illicit utilization of offshore entities by politicians and celebrities, the term offshore company has had a negative connotation, especially in Latin America. This conception was worsened by the publications of the “Panama Papers,” where information...

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How Estate Planning Can Help You

If you are examining options for planning the eventual transfer of your wealth to your family beneficiaries, the establishment of one or more trusts may be an optimal choice. If you are unfamiliar with these types of financial structures, the purpose of this article...

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FIRPTA, Documentary Stamp Tax, and a Mortgage

If you are transferring real estate in Florida you may trigger The Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (“FIRPTA”) and Florida Documentary Stamp Tax (“Doc Stamp”) even if cash isn't exchanged. The amount of each tax is calculated based on a percentage...

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Getting to Know John Sosa

ohn was born in Miami to Cuban exiles who immigrated to the United States in the early 1960s. Although raised in Miami, he spent a year in Honduras and six months in Venezuela where he forged friendships that last to the present. After graduating from Coral Gables Senior High School, he moved to Boston where he... read more

Brazilian Amnesty Program

In November 2015, Brazilian lawmakers approved language of a provisional measure (“MP”), to introduce a tax amnesty program, which would allow Brazilians to bring into compliance foreign accounts and foreign assets that have not been disclosed to the Brazilian authorities. The penalties for holding unreported... read more

Undeclared Foreign Accounts – What are my options?

Taxpayers’ ability to maintain hidden foreign assets and accounts undetected from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is becoming increasingly more difficult. The IRS’ greatest weapon, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) was launched on July 1, 2014....

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The U.S. a Top Tax Haven for Foreigners

The U.S. is becoming one of the top destinations for foreigners seeking to shelter and protect their wealth. A recent study published by the Tax Justice Network (“TJN”) ranks the U.S. as the third top tax haven jurisdiction in the world, behind Switzerland and Hong...

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Getting to Know Beatrice Bianchi Fasani

Beatrice joined Barbosa Legal at the end of 2015 and we have enjoyed the wonderful energy and experience she brings to the firm.  Last week we sat down to ask her questions to become more familiar with her.  This is what we learned. Beatrice was born in Italy and...

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Remodel of the Miami Beach Office Complete

The decision to remodel the office last year was made primarily for functionality but has been enhanced aesthetically as the result.  The work began in October and was completed in December.  Take a moment to view pictures of the completed work.

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The FIRPTA and PATH Act of 2015

Effective February 17, 2016, Buyers of U.S. real estate must withhold and remit 15% (previously 10%) of a property’s sales price to the IRS if the Seller is a “foreign” person pursuant to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (“FIRPTA”), as recently...

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Barbosa Legal Teams up with ORB International & Ornare

Last Thursday, October 1st, Barbosa Legal joined forces with ORB International and Ornare to host a networking event aimed at bringing together the finest members of the international real estate community to discuss the dynamic investment market. The event took place...

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Emirates shipping giant makes 35 year deal with US

  Gulftainer on Monday marked its expansion into the United States as part of its strategic vision to operate 35 terminals in five continents by 2020. The Sharjah-based firm secured a 35-year concession from Port Canaveral in Florida State to operate and further...

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Miami Prime Expo São Paulo – Thank You from Elite

To our business partners that made it all Possible, Chateau Group, Fortune Development Group, Integra Investments, ISG, PMG, Lennar, Terra Group, Melo Group, Fortune International, Phoenix Development Group, Barbosa Legal, Rahbaran & Associates, Banco do Brasil...

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Julio Barbosa is featured on Exame.com

Julio Barbosa was recently interviewed by Fábio Pereira Ribeiro of Exame.com as an expert in the field of EB5 style investment, specifically in Brazil and the United States. Click Here to Read "EB-5 Capital para Brasileiros - Imigrante Investidor nos...

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Investir USA Expo

Julio Barbosa was an invited guest on the 3rd edition of Investir USA Expo, an event focused on Real Estate and Investment with a variety of topics featuring residential & commercial real estate, immigration, taxation, business expansion in the USA with a specific...

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European Investor Intentions 2014

  A survey published by international realtors CBRE shows that an increasing number of investors are moving up the risk curve to achieve the best returns available to them. 70% of respondents favored Western Europe as an investment destination with Spain surging...

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‘Mini-Silicon Valley’ for health care sprouting

  The doctor of the future has arrived, and his digital makeover has South Florida's fingerprints all over it. That's what you get when you live in a region some are dubbing "a mini-Silicon Valley" for health-care innovation. From prescriptions and X-rays to...

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Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2014

  Julio C. Barbosa   Julio Barbosa was nominated a Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars 2014.   Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional...

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12 Steps To Closing A Real Estate Deal

What is this mysterious "closing" you always hear real estate agents referring to when you're shopping for a house? Closing occurs when you sign the papers that make the house yours. But before that magical (and often stressful) day arrives, a long list of things have...

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